MAP - 2016-2020


Welcome the web site of St John the Baptist Church in Holland Road. We look forward to welcoming you to this exotically beautiful church.

The Church is open before during and after regular worship times on Sundays.  In addition the church is also open on Thursday morning.  If however you would like to visit the church outside these times please call Jenny Davenport our churchwarden on 07866 684207  who will be pleased to arrange access if she can.

St John's has been a place of worship in Kensington since the middle of the 19th century, built on the traditional teaching of the Church and our style of worship and teaching is firmly rooted within the best traditions of the Church of England. For us, as for most Christians, worship is the core around which all of our life revolves.

At the heart of our life is the Eucharist together with the Word of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God in the words of men and women witnessing to Jesus Christ, the true Word of God. This combined understanding of the Eucharist as the eternal Word under the appearance of bread and wine, and of the Bible under the appearance of human words, is at the core of our corporate worship.

St John's has been, from March 2006, part of a United Benefice with St George's Church, Campden Hill.

The bells ring daily at noon and 6pm for a minute.

To view the Mission Action Plan for the United Benefice 2016 to 2020 please click here : Mission Action Plan


Sunday 23 October 2016

6.30 Sung Mass, Bible Sunday

For this service the Celebrant and Preacher is Fr James Heard

the Organist is Paul Joslin

Sunday, 6th November - All Soul's Faure Requim Mass sung by Hythe Singers.

In this service we remember those whom we love but no longer see.  If you would like someone's name to be read with the prayers please contact the Parish Office where a list is being kept.

Choir at St John the Baptist - Welcome to St Johns Singers 20 November, Christ is King

At present our weekly Anglican service is a Sung Mass at 6.30pm on a Sunday. This follows the order set out in Common Worship with a congregational setting for the Eucharist, vestments are worn and incense used. Refreshments are served after the service, you are welcome to join us.  Our choir, St John's Singers, join us on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Voices for St John’s Singers welcome, particularly those coming to music college in London, or down from university choirs this year - contact Paul Joslin on 0208 459 5547.

From March 20th, 2016 we will start our annual series of SJB@5, a monthly service of Choral Evensong sung by some of London's finest choirs, at 5pm on the third Sunday of every month finishing on the 16th October (excepting August)

Enquiries are welcome from visiting choirs and those visiting London to come and sing Choral Evensong, 5pm on the third Sunday of the month March-October 2016. Booking early is recommend. Please contact the parish administrator at

A Priest is available to hear your confession by appointment.

St John's also hosts a thriving Eritrean community, who use the building for worship on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.


Because St John’s is part of a United Benefice, all information regarding baptisms, weddings, funerals and genealogical enquiries can be found by clicking here to view the Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals' Page on the website of our sister church, St George's Campden Hill.

Fundraising Campaign

A major fundraising campaign is now under way to secure the future of St John’s as a place of worship and a centre for the local community. The first step of our campaign to replace the Church’s large and leaking roof is now complete.  The next stage is to complete the Baptistry roof and develop community space.

We welcome financial contributions - click below to donate via Paypal or contact the office.


The parish office   020 36029873